Like Lisa

Like Lisa

Film Session(s)

6 minutes, Ireland, 2015



A musical journey through the heights and depths of imaginary landscapes, where the sounds emerging from the yodelling voice and fiddle evolve with the ever-changing realm of forests, seasides, fields and clouds, which in turn are shaped by the music.

Described as 'one of the most creative artists on the Irish music scene today' (Dr. Mel Mercier- Irish World Academy Limerick), Austrian born, Irish resident violinist, singer and composer Claudia Schwab amalgamates different traditions and styles, such as traditional Austrian, Irish and Classical Indian in her own, very unique way.
The song “Like Lisa” was released on her debut solo album “Amber Sands” in 2014, brought to motion by award-winning animation writer/director Jane Lee, with drawings by Sligo based artist Lisa Cannon.

Claudia Schwab is a highly trained violinist/vocalist/composer based in Ireland. Her musical journey brought her from classical orchestras in her native Austria to a profound involvement with Irish traditional music, experimental and loop composition since moving here in 2005. As a student at UCC, she started her own solo project and her debut solo album “Amber Sands” was launched shortly after her MA graduation (April 2014). In October 2016, she launched her first EP “Attic Mornings” (special edition on vinyl), followed by the full second solo album in February 2017.

Amber Sands […] an ear-grabbingly unusual and most stimulating ride that’s pretty much unforgettable (David Kidman, FATEA magazine).

Stomping rhythms, fiery reels, consoling Indian raags and funk- beat yodelling entice the listener to follow the musicians to the holy river ganges, the West coast of Ireland, over to remote villages in Bulgaria, Swedish forests and alpine pastures in Austria. A unique and atmospheric blend of Irish, Indian, Swedish and Eastern European music styles overlaid with her native Austrian yodelling, Schwab´s music reflects her passion for people, place, and their associated music. The self- released album has received impressive reviews by magazines such as FATEA (“pretty much unforgettable... genuinely irresistible”), Folkworld (“she makes Yodel music modern and happening”), Songlines and fRoots (“crazy and yet strangely attractive”) and features regularly on Irish national radio (The Blue of The Night LyricFM, Dan Hegarty 2FM).

Alongside her own solo project, Claudia works with a range of internationally renowned artists. Current projects include collaborations with German Jazz legend Matthias Schriefl, Austrian string trio Netnakisum, accordionist, singer & dancer Hannah James (UK), Scottish fiddle-singer Kate Young (aka "Kate in the Kettle"), the "Craic Addicts" (IRE),  and the Irish Gamelan Orchestra. (For more info please check out

Cork-based film maker Jane Lee is an award winning animation writer/director. She started out as a model-maker and moved into film when Cork Film Centre gave her the opportunity to make an animated piece in 2004. This piece, The Demon Within,  screened at multiple international film festivals and led Jane to receiving a Frameworks award from the Arts Council, the  Irish Film Board and R.T.E., with which she made Bare. 
Bare also screened at multiple international film festivals as well as on Irish, Polish and Australian television. In 2007 Jane was awarded a Short Shorts Award from the Irish Film Board to make Revelations which went on to screen at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival among others. Jane now works creating short animation commissions for a variety of companies and clients. (For more info please check out


Director(s): Jane Lee